The countdown to the 2023 Major League All-Star Game, hosted in the Nation’s Capital, has begun!

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Finally, on home turf, at the Audi Field, July 19th, 2023, the spectacle is coming back home! With the 2022 MLS All-Star Game officially in the rearview, it’s time to look ahead. The club’s single All-Star, Taxi Fountas, represented the District in style. Coming full circle, replacing former DC United fan favorite Paul Arriola.

Taxi came on in the second half to help preserve the MLS win over Liga MX (Mexico). Back-to-back wins (2021-22) in the All-Star Game for the MLS over, rivals Liga MX has provided uncertainty over the next opponent for 23′.

A long time coming is an understatement; it’s been nearly 20 years since Washington, DC, has hosted such an event – July 31st, 2004 to be exact.

With DC United moving into their new state-of-the-art playing ground in 2018, Audi Field is undoubtedly to host a much more promising event compared to the old RFK stadium.

In terms of modern innovation, the stadium can hold a bigger capacity while also giving fans a pure soccer experience! The ground isn’t shared with other local teams (Nationals, Capitals, Commanders) such as the RFK used to, making it much more personal.

Back to the MLS Season

Following the All-Star Game, DC played its first match back against the New England Revolution. With the scoreline of 0-1, United came up short to current MLS MVP Carles Gil. It’s time for the skipper, Wayne Rooney, to really assemble a strong competitive team that has the chance to compete.

The chance to represent your team in their home stadium must give the players extra motivation to kick it in gear! John Heywood said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” so it’s only fair to back the manager & players.

With the foundation set, success will certainly follow.

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